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Experimental Musings

​We are more than a museum. We’re a bunch of passionate, inquisitive, world-questioning folks who are awestruck at the amazing wonder that is our world. Join us as we muse about science, technology, engineering and math. Learn something new. Ponder a different theory. Pick up some facts for trivia night. And if we may be so bold – enrich your appreciation of science.

  • Question Your World: Why was last year so rainy?

    Last year sure felt soggy here in Richmond, VA. After looking at all the rain we got last year, scientists announced it was the second wettest year since we began keeping rainfall records here in the capital city. This trend does not just apply here; many parts of the nation got rocked with rainstorms. Why was last year so rainy?

  • Question Your World: Can Virginians get measles?

    Virginia often makes it onto cool national lists. Our beautiful mountains, incredible art hubs, music festivals, breweries, blue crabs, and a myriad of other Virginia treasures have put us on the map. However, our latest ranking on a national list has a lot of scientists concerned. Can Virginians get measles?

  • Question Your World: What can CRISPr teach us about ourselves?

    Today's Question Your World has it all! Venom, giant jellyfish, and high tech gene editing! What can CRISPr teach us about ourselves?

  • Question Your World: How often do we sit?

    Science involves a lot of work. It’s not just sitting around studying stuff. Sometimes science involves studying how much people are sitting around. Recently some researchers published their work on how the nation is spending more time than ever sitting. How often do we sit? 

  • Question Your World: Why make the world's biggest plane? 

    Every now and then, scientists work on something so big that it catches a lot of attention for its size alone. That's exactly what today's story is all about. To begin the story, we must start with a really big question. Why make the world's biggest plane?